accomplish this goal. >> a lot of people want to say words into action when we talk about chuck hagel becoming secretary of defense. are there worries not only from you personally but professionally and what service members legal defense knelt work does? >> there are. if we don't get the right people in those positions, you know, it's going to set us back. it could set us back many years. you know well, fought long and hard to get the repeal of don't ask don't tell, but our service members still aren't treated equally, and we'll have to really basically stay on the top of our game to make sure that who the president is picking as well as, you know, what we're hearing from the senate and from the congress and that we keep moving this ball forward. >> we certainly know that there are ears in the white house are listen and the president talking direct will you to you as well as being included with this inaugural over the weekend. i'm sure you're proud. david hall, service members legal defense network, thank you for coming in. i really appreciate it. >> thank you, thomas. >> absolutely.